Friday, June 17, 2005

On Race in America

Study: Black Men, White Ex-Cons Have Equal Job Prospects

NEW YORK -- A new study says black men with no criminal histories are about as likely to be offered jobs in New York City as white men with felony convictions.

The study, released by the city Commission on Human Rights, finds employers call back black men who present resumes with no criminal background 16 percent of the time -- about as often as white men who report criminal histories.


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